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Old 05-02-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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Location: Beautiful Downtown Springville, Alabama
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Resurrecting the wife's bike

Last Fall I managed to crash for the first time in at least 20 years on the street. Of course I managed to do it on my wife's R80ST, probably the nicest ride in the garage. You can read about the crash here;
Here's some wreck pics,

you can see how badly bent the subframe is

I've been paying penance by landscaping the yard, a major project in itself. Things have finally progressed to the point where MsNorton no longer needs as much help, so I started on the R80ST yesterday.
The lower steering stem cup is flared, so the frame is going to need to be repaired. While it's being fixed, I'll get it checked for straightness.
I started by removing the subframe, bobber anyone

While I've got it off, I might as well see if the R100GS subframe I happen to have will fit

Hmm, very close, only the bottom bolt holes are off by a couple mm, so that should work.
Got a GS tank, seat and rack kicking around too, this could become a interesting little ride

Next, finish stripping the frame and send it off to be repaired.
Gonna need a speedo, headlight assy, and petcocks for the GS tank. Anyone out there got any?
Loose nut holding the handlebars
He’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith. Spread your arms and hold your breath, always trust your cape. Guy Clark "The Cape"
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